President Donald Trump met with eight retail CEOs Wednesday morning to discuss tax code reform.
"Tax reform is one of the best opportunities to influence our economy," Trump said ahead of the meeting, held in the Roosevelt Room in the White House.
The CEOs assembled represented the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), which is chaired by AutoZone CEO Bill Rhodes.
Two members in attendance, the heads of Target and Best Buy, have publicly stated that they are against a protectionist policy of a new "border tax" on imported goods proposed by House Republicans.
In an RILA statement following the meeting, Rhodes said the meeting was a "positive and productive conversation." He said that he and his fellow executives "stressed the importance of taking a thoughtful approach to tax reform for both individuals and corporations," and that, "We look forward to working with the President and his Administration on the issues of importance for our industry, our employees and American working families, who by and large are our customers."
In addition to meeting with the president, the CEOs also met Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
Here's who visited the White House.
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